Respiratory Therapist, Per Diem

at Central Maine Medical Center in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Central Maine Healthcare is seeking a Respiratory Therapist to join our A respiratory therapist is a specialized healthcare team providing critical care and cardio-pulmonary therapy. This is a per diem, flexible as needed position with competitive hourly rates!! The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatment for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases according to physician orders and protocols approved by the CMMC Medical Director for Respiratory Care. These clinical services include, but are not limited to: · cardiopulmonary patient assessments, · oxygen administration, pulse oximetry, aerosol and nebulizer therapies, · chest physical therapy, · arterial blood gas sampling, · ventilator management, · indirect calorimetry assessments, · bronchoscopy assistance, · electrocardiograms, · pulmonary function testing. The Respiratory Therapist supports all members of the patient care team with the overall care plan of the patient, including pulmonary disease-specific education where indicated or ordered. Regulatory Requirements: · Current Respiratory Therapist Licensure of the State of Maine. · Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy. · Neonatal Resuscitation certification preferred · Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Certification required. · A minimum of one year of respiratory care is preferred. Duties and Responsibilities:Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: 1. Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery. 2. Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each. 3. Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning. 4. Demonstrates ability to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – makes appropriate physician contact for intervention. 5. Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure. 6. Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures. 7. Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service. 8. Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage. 9. Performs all duties as outlined in the “Shift Responsibilities” section for the shift that the therapist works. 10. Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager/ coordinator. 11. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population. 12. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients. 13. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. 14. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently. 15. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient’s family is included in teaching as appropriate. 16. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and that hospital policy is followed. 17. Demonstrates ability to assess patient, his/her need, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment. 18. Attends education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training. 19. Customer Service: Interacts with all individuals in a consistent manner, providing attention, support, and assistance to foster an environment of exceptional personal service. a. Maintains a pleasant and helpful demeanor, and presents a professional appearance toward all internal and external customers at all times. b. Consistently initiates interaction to provide assistance to individuals who may not be direct customers of the employee (i.e. asks patients who appear to be lost if they need assistance in finding their way). c. Takes appropriate action to recover from a service difficulty, ensuring that the necessary action is taken to affect a resolution to the customer’s problem. d. Conducts all work activities with respect for coworkers, including the maintenance of a pleasant and professional environment, fostering calmness during stressful situations. e. Interacts with supervisory personnel in a professional, supportive and courteous manner, venting emotions appropriate to time and place. f. Demonstrates a commitment to service by consistent attendance and punctuality, scheduling absences according to departmental requirements, and incurring unplanned absences only when unavoidable circumstances exist. If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO

Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.

Central Maine Healthcare System

The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient’s experiences and in the experiences we create within our

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Job Posting: JC233399029

Posted On: Feb 01, 2023

Updated On: Mar 08, 2023

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